Shire of York
The Shire of York is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, covering an area of 2,133 square kilometres (824 sq mi) just beyond the eastern fringe of Perth's metropolitan area. The Shire's seat of government is the town of York.
|Shire of York|
Location in Western Australia
|Population||3,606 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1.69081/km2 (4.3792/sq mi)|
|Area||2,132.7 km2 (823.4 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
|Website||Shire of York|
The Shire of York was established as the York Road District on 24 January 1871. The townsite of York separated as the Municipality of York (later the Town of York) ten weeks later on 7 March 1871. It became a shire on 1 July 1961 following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all road districts into shires. The Town of York merged back into the shire on 15 March 1965.
The council was previously split into three wards - Town (4 councillors), West (2 councillors) and East (3 councillors) - but these were abolished and an election for 6 councillors for the entire Shire was held on 6 May 2006.